Review of the Cam Dinamico Up

Cam Dinamico Up

8
We walked many, many miles with it, and used it for both of our children
written by mira 16.7.2020
  • Easy to push, even with one hand
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to fold and compact
  • The suspension is soft and almost rockable
  • Large nappy bag
  • Spacious bassinet with inclining function
  • Accessories included
  • Seat reclines fully
  • Great price
  • Sturdy
  • Brake
  • Seat unit's canopy
  • Noisy front wheels
  • Brake
  • Seat unit's canopy
  • Noisy front wheels
We were stroller system-hunting for a long time, and this was the only model that I liked - and also my husband liked. The only one to not rattle in my hands already in the shop. We walked many, many miles with it, and used it for both of our children, and now I decided to write a review of it for those undecided parents.

The one-handed pushing was a decisive factor for us - just as the easy folding and the low weight were. The large changing bag and basket (compared to other systems) combined with the small footprint fitting into our small elevator are also great advantages... and the carrycot is so spacious! We had one of our children in it for about 9 months.

Everything can be washed - after a few tries, the removal of the fabrics will take you only a few minutes. The color stays - it didn't fade even after multiple washing. The upholstery is secured with studs in some places, and some of the studs are very stiff to click together (or apart)...

The frame is very easy to fold - and you don't need to click the seat off to fold it. The front wheels are not inflatable, and they get noisy on uneven terrain. After some time, it annoyed me, but my kids didn't mind at all. You can lock them not to swivel, which was a nice thing to do when you leave the pram on your balcony to get your child to sleep - but even more so in the snow. Then, it's priceless. The suspension is good enough - even for rocking your baby. The brake works so that you need to step on the red pedal on the right side to activate it and to step on the left green pedal to release it. Not always it clicks into the wheel, so you have to be careful to check if you used the brake properly, and the pram is stopped. Those rear inflatable wheels are excellent, however, and you can remove them easily to make more space in your trunk. We have stairs in your building, and I was getting the pram over them on those rear wheels even with the baby inside - and it held up well.

The carrycot is long, spacious, and with inclinable backrest inside. That was great when the baby got sick or suffered from reflux. The incline is operated with this lever, which takes a little bit of practice, but when you get it in your hand, it' easy enough. The canopy works just fine - I just minded the fact that after washing the fabric, I couldn't fit the rod well enough to be as proper-looking as before. To take it out, I had to use a knife - it's impossible otherwise, and the same goes for the basket and seat canopy. The carrycot apron has this flap that you lift in case of wind to protect the baby - the system was rather simple - I'd say "dumb", but it worked ok, so whatever. The clicking on the chassis was easy and very secure, in my opinion - it holds in 4 points, which is a big plus compared to other systems (they normally only have 2 securing points). No risk of clicking in only one side and the other side falling to the side... always at least one of the two points on each side click in, and you hear it clicking and holding well.

The car seat is basic, and I don't like how the canopy is secured into the base - if you remove it, there are these inesthetic holes. A big advantage is its clicking right on the chassis - no need to buy or search for extra adapters. We mainly used it for our trips to the pediatrician or shops - no need to move the baby out of it.

The seat is comfortable for the baby - and large enough. It adjusts fully and offers a lay-flat position for napping. The canopy is large, but it's not that sturdy - I would reinforce it for sure if I were the manufacturer. The bumper bar is covered in plastic, which is wipe-clean, no need to wash anything. I like that it's not too high up - I mind those that are so there's too much space between them and the seat. You cannot fit a footmuff and the apron at the same time, but it's not needed. The apron is secured with studs; it worked well for us. The rain cover fits the seat as well as the carrycot - no need to buy anything separately. The seat clicks on parent- and forward-facing, but facing the parent, the center of gravity changes, and the push is not as comfortable - and to add to it, when the child is laying, it's not completely horizontal, and it slides down a bit. World-facing, everything is peachy. The harness is very basic - it could be better. A huge plus for me was the upright position of the seat - no angles and half-sitting like other seat units offer.

Overall, an excellent system for good money.